Medicare . . . Yep It Is Still Boring


It has been several months since we last posted about Medicare and our client’s new reporting requirements. While we are sure you have enjoyed the reprieve, Medicare remains one of those boring things you need to know. However, unlike some other boring things you probably show know about – like how to change a tire for example – Medicare is one that our clients can’t avoid (and yes, tire changing can be avoided in innumerable ways, and this writer has used them all!).

So, it is with interest, if not complete enthusiasm (or authority), that we bring you a recent decision by the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from the Avandia MDL – Humana v. GlaxoSmithKline, No. 10-673, slip op. (E.D. Pa. Jun. 13, 2011) – the primary result of which is a finding that while the government created its own federal, private cause of action for reimbursement of Medicare expenses, it did not expressly or impliedly extend that same recourse to private Medicare providers.

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